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One of the groups being targeted by the political parties is the vote of the elderly.
Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party look set for victory in France's local elections, exit polls suggest.
Former world number one Tiger Woods drops out of the top 100 in the rankings for the first time since 1996.
Reality TV star Katie Hopkins is accused of inciting racial hatred in Rochdale by Labour MP Simon Danczuk.
Researchers in Denmark have discovered that porpoises can adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt.
President Obama had a near miss as he slightly stumbled while stepping out of Air Force One.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say Ferrari are genuine rivals after Sebastian Vettel's impressive victory in Malaysia.
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton writes to every home in Northern Ireland about what forthcoming policing changes will mean for the public.
A man in his 50s is seriously injured after is was shot in the face in a north Belfast gun attack.
Scotland's political parties take to the streets of the country on the first official day of the General Election campaign.
A regular survey of Scotland's construction industry by the Scottish Building Federation finds confidence at a record high.
What are the possible scenarios if no one party gets a majority in May? Ross Hawkins has a look at the options.
A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river.
An appeal for information about an unsolved murder of a mother-of-four at her home in Oxford 20 years ago has been renewed by police.
The Conservatives will defend their record in power as the party launches its Welsh campaign for the general election.
Labour says it will end the cuts and conflict of the current government as it launches its Welsh campaign for the general election.
BBC political editor Nick Robinson gives an update on his progress - and sets out his view on the election campaign which formally begins today.
Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.
Australia orders two people to remain in the cockpit at all times during commercial flights, after last week's Germanwings crash.
Asian shares got off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened week as investors awaited economic data from the region to boost market momentum.